BEE KIND TO THE BEES!
This week we’re reporting on the high numbers of call outs we’re getting about bees. Bees are vitally important to our ecosystem. They are beneficial and should be protected where possible.
Why do we love bees at PGM & Son Pest Control Hereford?
Bees are pollinators – they help plants to grow, breed and produce food
The vast majority of plants we need for food rely on pollination, especially by bees
Bees also pollinate the beautiful wild flowers across the countryside
Thanks to bees we enjoy a range of foods from apples to pears to coffee and vanilla. And if you are wearing cotton, that’s because the cotton plant your threads came from was pollinated.
Bees are not the only pollinators, but they are specialists – call them the subject matter experts of pollination!
And contrary to popular belief – bees are not normally aggressive towards humans. If left alone to do their important job, they won’t bother you.
Damage to our environment has been a hot topic in the news recently. Most of us care about the environment and the future for the next generations and the animal and insect kingdom so it’s very important we work together to protect species, particularly those on the decline such as the vitally important bee.
What can you do if you have bees?
Keep away from them
Don’t panic if your bees are more active on warm days – this is entirely normal
Enjoy watching them from a distance – bees are fascinating creatures!
Educate your children on the benefits of bees and keep your children and pets away from them to allow them to do their important work
Make sure you carry out routine maintenance on your home to avoid bees entering your property or business
Leave them alone – they will naturally go towards the end of summer so enjoy your bees while you can!
CHECK OUT THE PHOTO OF THIS FASCINATING BEES’ NEST
WE RECENTLY HELPED RELOCATE!!
What can you expect if you call PGM & SON Hereford about a bee problem?
Firstly, we’ll ask you a bit more about your bees, what they look like, where you’ve seen them and also a bit about you and your family and pets. We do this to see whether there is an immediate risk to public health. If we believe there’s no immediate threat then we won’t treat bees; there’s no need to be alarmed about this. Bees won’t usually cause you any problems and we’ll normally advise you to leave them alone to carry on their important work of fulfilling their seasonal cycle which benefits the ecosystem around your home or business.
You can also expect advice from us – we’ll give you advice over the ‘phone and we’ll often follow this up by sending you a copy of our guidance for bees. This document explains why we don’t treat bees as a pest and how you can contact local beekeepers who may be able to remove the swarm.
When are bees considered a public health risk?
We may treat a bees’ nest if the location of a bees’ nest is dangerous and removal is not possible. Or, if there are people with allergies living in the property or working on the premises. These are normally rare situations and so usually we will leave a bees’ nest alone.
If you have a bee problem you need help with, give PGM & Son Pest Control a call so we can discuss a range of solutions with you, which enable us to live in harmony with our friends the bees. Email us at email@example.com or call us on 01981 241334 / 07964 370480 or use our contact us page on the website to ask us for a copy of our guidance on bees.